'This glorious new edition of Newt Scamander's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (considered a classic throughout the wizarding world) features an extraordinary array of magical creatures, from Acromantula to Yeti via ten different breeds of dragon. Famed Magizoologist Newt Scamander's years of adventure and exploration have yielded a work of unparalleled importance, admired by scholars, devoured by young witches and wizards, and even made available to Muggles in the early years of this century. With this dazzling illustrated edition, readers can explore the magical fauna of five continents from the comfort of their own armchairs. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is essential reading at Hogwarts.

This new edition features the fully updated 2017 text – which includes new profiles of six magnificent beasts that inhabit North America.'

As you should already know, I love Harry Potter. I was so excited when I heard about this book coming out, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.

Unfortunately I didn't love it as much as I had of hoped. I went into this book with really high expectations and it just didn't live up to them. I should also say, I just assumed before seeing it that it was going to be illustrated by Jim Kay; whose work I absolutely love, so I was disappointed when I saw that it was a new illustrator.

Whilst Olivia Lomenech Gill's illustrations were beautiful and helped to bring these amazing creatures to life, I found them a little dark, and not at all what I had become accustomed to with the illustrated editions of Harry Potter.

I understand that I shouldnt compare these two talented illustrators, but unfortunately I can't stop myself. I think if I had have known not to expect Jim Kay's illustrations before I got this book I would have enjoyed it a lot more.

I will say that I absolutly loved the addition of the new Fantastic Beasts and the new introduction that this book contains. This extra content was a pleasant surprise and I was genuinely pleased to get more information and more Beasts.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Illustrated Edition is a must have for every Harry Potter Collection, just learn from my mistakes and go into this book with an open mind.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker